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Athletics, Intramurals, and Recreation
at Ramapo College are an extracurricular activity and are secondary
to a student's academic pursuits. Ramapo College offers a two-tiered
sports program: intercollegiate and intramural.
On the varsity level, Ramapo College is a member of the National
Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and subscribes to the
Division III philosophy. Ramapo belongs to the New Jersey Athletic
Conference (NJAC). Varsity sports are for those students willing
to commit themselves to a program that encourages both individual
and team excellence through daily practice sessions and a full
season of competition. Sports at the varsity level are as follows:
Basketball, Cross-country, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Indoor
and Outdoor Track and Field, Volleyball, and Cheerleading.
Basketball, Cross-country, Soccer, Baseball, Tennis, Indoor
and Outdoor Track and Field, and Volleyball.
In addition to the above varsity sports, Women's Field Hockey
will become a club sport in Fall 2002 in anticipation of varsity
sports status in Fall 2003.
Students interested in team sports at a less advanced level
may turn to an extensive intramural program. Intramurals offer
students the chance to play on a team without the time demands
of intercollegiate athletics. All students enrolled at Ramapo
College are eligible for the intramural program. Information
on intramural programs is posted in the Athletic Center. The
activities currently sponsored through the intramural program
Flag Football; Golf Closest To Pin; Fun Run/Walk; Volleyball
Bowling League; Bike Blade and Run; Fun Run/Walk; Swim Meet;
Street Hockey League.
Basketball Foul Shooting Contest; Softball Home Run Hitting
Contest; Fun Run/Walk; Strongest Man/Woman Contest.
Hot Shot Basketball Shoot-out; Fun Run/Walk.
Fitness Week; Basketball League; Indoor Soccer League; Fun Run/Walk.
Softball League; Fun Run/Walk; Swim Meet.
Fitness Week; Beach Volleyball Tournament; Fun Run/Walk; Golf
- Longest Drive.
Varsity Team schedules are available throughout the year to
all students. Student support and participation are a vital
part of life at Ramapo College. Current students are not charged
admission to regularly scheduled athletic events and attendance
How To Participate in the Athletics Program
The intercollegiate program is the highest level of competition
offered at Ramapo. Many of the participants at the varsity level
have been recruited to attend the College. Opportunities for
participation do exist for the non-recruited student athlete
and trying-out is encouraged. To obtain information on a particular
team of interest, the coach of that sport should be contacted
at the Athletic Center or an inquiry made through the Office
of Athletics at (201) 684-7089. Dates for try-outs are posted
at the Athletic Center and throughout the campus.
Information on both the Intramural and Varsity athletic programs
are posted at the Athletic Center as well as on the Colleges
Campus Judicial Affairs
Location: Building C, second floor, room C-213.
Students at Ramapo are governed by the "Student Code of
Conduct" which described the Colleges list of prohibited
actions and outlines the ways in which alleged violations are
handled. The "Student Handbook" contains the complete
text. Administrative responsibility for enforcement lies with
the Student Affairs Division. except for violations of academic
The Campus Ministries Office is interdenominational and strives
to create an atmosphere on campus which complements and helps
integrate intellectual, emotional, and spiritual pursuits. The
Ministries Office conducts on-campus services on a regular basis,
as well as for special occasions. Students are invited to merely
drop in, or if desired, arrange for a caring and confidential
consultation. The Campus Ministries Offices are located in the
Robert A. Scott Student Center, Room SC-207 (telephone number:
(201) 684-7251) and Room Sc-135 (telephone number: (201) 684-6841).
Building C, first floor, Room C-102
Public Safety personnel patrol the campus to identify and
report potential dangers to persons and property. The office
is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. The
staff also responds to concerns and complaints dealing with
illegal, disruptive, or dangerous behavior. Students are encouraged
to report all crimes actual, attempted, or suspected
as well as any other emergency to Public Safety.
Ramapo College Public Safety Officers do not have powers of arrest,
but will notify and assist the Mahwah Police Department on all
criminal matters that require law enforcement officers
intervention and expertise. Students may obtain parking permits
and decals, as well as identification cards in this office.
Location: The Robert A. Scott Student Center, second floor,
The bookstore is a resource for new and used text books,
books, software, supplies, clothing, snacks, music and more.
The Center for Health and Counseling Services
Health Services Location: Building E, first floor, Room E-115
Counseling Services Location: Building D, second floor, Room
The Center for Health and Counseling Services offers programs
and services to support student wellness. Services include individual
assessments and individual and group counseling for personal
and social concerns, including alcohol and other drug prevention;
workshops and individual consultations addressing topics such
as self-assertion, stress management, test anxiety, eating disorders,
co-dependency, and improving social and family relationships;
referrals to on-campus and community-based services; and programming
to address alcohol awareness and overall wellness. The Center
coordinates the CheckPoint alcohol and drug education and prevention
The Health Services Director (a Nurse Practitioner), and medical
staff including a part-time physician provide treatment and
educate students concerning the development of healthy lifestyles.
Health Services are available to all students. This office offers
diagnosis and treatment of minor illnesses and injuries, first
aid, and emergency treatment; gynecological clinics; HIV/AIDS
testing; counseling concerning diet, birth control, and sexually-transmitted
diseases; referrals to physicians, clinics, dentists, and hospitals;
insurance claim forms; temporary parking permits; equipment
loans (crutches, canes); and information and literature on health-related
A wellness/self-treatment center for minor illnesses and injuries
is available. The center allows students to evaluate their own
health condition, determine if they can safely self-treat, and
proceed through an instruction process. Written and posted information
and over-the-counter medication and bandaging supplies are provided.
Dining services at Ramapo College are provided by The Wood Company,
a major provider of food services on college campuses. Meal
plans are required for all Pine, Linden, Bischoff Hall and Mackin Hall residents;
those in the apartments, town houses and Lodge may choose to
be on a meal plan. Students on the meal plan typically eat in
one of the student restaurants: the Birch Tree Inn, on the first
floor of the Robert A. Scott Student Center or The Trustees
Pavilion, located adjacent to Bischoff Hall. The Roadrunner Express,
located on the first floor of the Scott Student Center, is a
retail outlet open to faculty, staff, students and visitors
paying with cash, as well as students with meal plans that include
In addition to these traditional outlets, the Curtain Call Café,
which is located in the Berrie Center for the Visual and Performing
Arts, offers snacks, sandwiches and specialty coffees and teas
and the Convenience Store, located in the Thomases Commons in
The Village, offers package foods, frozen foods, snacks and
other "convenience items."
The Governor William T. Cahill Center
For Experiential Learning and Career Services
Location: Building C, second floor, Room C-209
The Cahill Center offers a comprehensive array of programs,
services, and activities to help students plan for and clarify
their career goals in relation to their academic studies. Constituent
programs include Career Services, Cooperative Education, International
Cooperative Education, the Career Achievement Program, Service
Learning, and the Student Assistant Program.
Career Services offers workshops, panels and seminars, individual
and group counseling sessions, vocational assessments, computerized
career guidance, Job Fairs, and a Career Resource Center with
over 400 publications on careers, graduate schools, job search
strategies, career planning, internships, and companies. The
Centers website (link below) is a major source of regularly
updated information. A job listing service and assistance is
offered with part-time, full-time, permanent, and temporary
jobs for students and alumni.
Career Achievement Program
The Career Achievement Program is a two-credit course designed
to assist students in developing their individual academic and
career goals. Students explore personal and career-related issues
through personality and interest assessments, career research,
collaborative learning experiences, and class presentations.
Job search skills including goal setting, résumé
writing, and interview preparation are addressed. The course
emphasizes career maturity, life-long planning, and satisfactory
integration of ones personal and professional growth.
It is recommended that students be of Junior standing before
enrolling in this course.
Student Assistant Program
Ramapo students are offered the opportunity to work on campus
in a wide variety of paid positions. The program matches both
Federal Work Study students (eligibility is determined by the
Financial Aid Office) and non-financial need-based student aides
with college programs and offices needing their talents and
skills. Federal Work Study students may also choose positions
off campus in non-profit agencies through the FWS Community
Office of International Student Services
International Student Advisor: Sidy Tandia
Location: Building D, Second Floor, Room D212C
The International Student Advisor who helps ease their transition
to an unfamiliar culture and educational environment assists
Ramapos international students, who represent more than
60 countries. The advisor serves as a mentor and advocate and
helps students negotiate the many perplexing issues including
immigration, financial, academic and personal matters.
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Office Location: Building C, second floor, Room C-213.
Many full-time students choose to live on campus (85% of freshmen
typically choose campus housing). Ramapo provides apartment-style
and traditional residence halls for approximately 2,700 residents,
with an additional 300 beds planned for the near future. All
facilities are modern, air-conditioned, and equipped with voice
(local telephone service included), video (basic cable plus
a premium movie channel) and data (College network and the Internet).
In residences without kitchens, a microwave-refrigerator unit
is supplied. Residents have access to lounges, vending, mailrooms,
laundries, fitness centers, picnic areas, and outdoor sports
courts. All halls are within easy walking distance of the center
of campus. Residents may have cars. Parking is provided in lots
near halls and in more distant locations on campus.
Housing is in high demand. Applications are accepted from admissions-deposit-paid
new students on a first-come, first-serve basis. Acceptance
to the College does not ensure space in campus housing. Early
applications are strongly encouraged.
Continuing students who commute to campus and subsequently wish
to live on campus should file an application and deposit as
early as possible. Continuing students are placed in campus
housing as spaces become available due to withdrawals by other
Residence Life facilities at Ramapo College are supervised by
professional and graduate student affairs staff augmented by
undergraduate resident assistants. These staff members are assisted
by other members of the Colleges professional student
affairs staff who live on campus and participate in rotating
on-call duty. Residence Life staff members provide educational
social programming and help students to develop independent
living skills. Money and time management skills, the acceptance
of persons with different values or life styles, and the acquisition
of leadership abilities within group settings are just some
of the specific development goals Residence Life promotes.
For further information regarding policies and procedures, residents
should consult the Guide To Community Living Residence Agreement.
The Robert A. Scott Student Center
The Robert A. Scott Student Center is located on the south end
of campus, adjacent to buildings B and C. The Student Center
is the "living room" of the campus. The Center houses
dining facilities, the Bookstore, a game room/student lounge,
a service counter for event sign ups, ticket sales, postage
stamps, and video/DVD rentals, an ATM, several conference rooms,
three lounge areas, and several club and organization offices.
Students may obtain general information about what is happening
on campus by checking the online events calendar WORD, the activities
calendar on the campus Intranet, and the electronic display
board on the first floor. They can also tune into Campus Vision,
the television/video system setup in convenient locations within
the Center and on Channel 3 in the Residence Halls. Additional
information regarding student organizations, honor societies,
the student awards program, and important college policies and
procedures is published in the Student Handbook, available in
the Scott Student Center office, SC-200.
Location: Building C, second floor, Room C-205
Services for students with disabilities are provided by the
Office of Specialized Services. Ramapo College was constructed
architecturally barrier-free and has a proud history of serving
the needs of students with disabilities. Services currently
provided to eligible students with a variety of disabilities
include: in-class accommodations and alternative testing, adaptive
computer technology, tutoring, as well as career and independent
living counseling. Through academic skills workshops, students
with learning disabilities are helped in developing appropriate
coping strategies to achieve academic success. All students
with disabilities are encouraged to fully participate in every
aspect of the Ramapo educational experience.
Student Development / Clubs / Greek
Main Office Location: The Robert A. Scott Student Center, second
floor, Room SC-200
A diverse range of programs and direct services are offered
through staff members representing Student Activities, the Womens
Center, Greek Organization Advisement, Weekend Programming,
the Student Center, and Orientation Programs. Students interested
in getting involved have numerous opportunities to do so through
programs supported by this unit. More than 70 student organizations,
honor societies, fraternities, and sororities are available
(link below). Student participation at all levels of the planning
process is a hallmark of all programs within the unit.
Location: The Robert A. Scott Student Center, second floor,
The Office of Student Development offers Orientation Programs
(link below) for all new students (full-time, part-time, first
year, transfers, and readmits). The goal of orientation is to
assist students in the transition from high school, another
college or university, or after years of being out of school.
The Women's Center / Gay Peer Services
Building C, second floor, Room C-220
The Womens Center is a place where both men and women
gather to consider their respective roles in American society
and to pursue assistance with family, career, or educational
interests. Referrals to governmental and social service agencies
are made when needed. Workshops are offered on topics such as
relationships, wellness, AIDS, career, and family. The Center
houses a small reference library and is a comfortable place
to socialize or read.
Gay Peer Services attempts to establish a more diverse, safe
environment for students, faculty and staff at the college.
Through classroom presentations, periodic viewpoints in the
Ramapo News and individual/group discussions, Gay Peer Services
acts as both an advocate to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and
transgender (lgbt) communities and a representative of these
communities to the college at large..